Posts tagged "martin margiela"

Martin Margiela Box Clutch Just About The Least Practical Accessory Out There

I have to admit I have some beef with clutches. Seriously, how many do you own, and how often do you use them? They’re oh-so-pretty in principle, but can really only come into play for fancy events where you’ll have a place to safely stash your clutch for the evening. Otherwise, sucks to be you,…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 11, 2010

Martin Margiela Takes Inspiration From Sherwin Williams?

We get it, Margiela: You like to be “conceptual.” But when that starts translating to borderline-offensive things like expensive duct tape jeans, which look like they’re about to fall apart, we have to ask what the point is. Margiela’s latest creation is a pair of paint-splattered sneakers made exclusively for Barneys. Inspired by the working-cla…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 13, 2010

What Fashion Has Come To: Martin Margiela Duct Tape Jeans

$300 ripped jeans we have come to accept. Understand? Not so much. But these? Altogether unforgivable. Brought to you by Martin Margiela, these shredded, duct-taped pants look like they went through the garbage disposal and then were pieced back together. We’re sure they come with a price tag that’s just as hideous, too.

By: Leonora Epstein / February 25, 2010

This Dude Looks Hot, Literally

Black leather is back in the form of bleggings and all manner of accessories and now, full-on shirts. While there are plenty of choices for ladies to shimmy into this suffocating trend, this weekend, Margiela presented an option for the leather-curious man. Finally! [Style.com]…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 25, 2010

Finally, Margiela Drops A Fragrance Bomb

I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 13, 2010

You Are A Disco Ball

The always enigmatic Maison Martin Margiela has hung out a shingle on Yoox as of this week, and the collection features this totally insane, handmade, partially backless disco ball top. This is not some sequin covered number from Hot Topic, mind you, but a series of tiny mirrored squares that form an asymmetrical shirt capable…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 1, 2009

Michel Stipe Wants You to Wear A Cassette

Though Martin Margiela is a huge recluse, the brand is getting a very recognizable face, in the form of Michael Stipe from R.E.M. He’s designed a silver microcassette as a form of jewelry. But the really fun part with this is that he’s leaving it all up to the wearer. Fashion it like a necklace,…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 20, 2009

What Will Become Of Maison Martin Margiela?

While some designers, like Karl Lagerfeld, love to take center stage — he’s even translated his life and iPod obsession into a documentary –Martin Margiela is quite the opposite.

He prefers to stay hidden in the shadows. So hidden, in fact, that most blogs use a question mark in place of a picture for…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 7, 2009

Wacky Shoes Abound!

Crazy shoes. They’re all the rage! Last week, we admired Rodarte’s urban glamazon heels that could have been made from leftover parts found at the local mechanic’s. Yesterday in Milan, Miuccia Prada debuted a series of Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with a rainbow of heel colors and swinging crystals. Equipped with what looks to…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 25, 2009

Martin Margiela Calls These Sunglasses

We get it, Martin Margiela. You like to think outside of the box, you’re a non-conformist (as evidenced by your recent cray-cray couture creation). But must you insist on being so out there that your new sunglasses have practically no form at all? From the Fall/Winter 09 collection, these men’s shades are more like a…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 16, 2009

Is Fashion Art? (Margiela Couture Makes Us Wonder)

LA Times blogger Elizabeth Snead has a bone to pick with Maison Martin Margiela’s couturiers. She writes:”The oceans are dying, children are suffering around the world, the ozone is disappearing, and the polar ice caps are melting, and this is the best idea you can come with up for us to wear in a few…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 8, 2009

Quick Pic: Make And Wear Dress

In honor of the Sonia Rykiel House’s 40th anniversary, fashion designers like Rodarte and Martin Margiela created special for the show. This creation by Jean Paul Gaultier is the very definition of a “knit” dress. [Sonia Rykiel fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/1/2008]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 2, 2008